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Labor Questions

[pee press association.] London. October 20. Burns discredits the assertion that the strike m Australia lias collapsed, and intends to persevere with his efforts to raise the £20,000 loin asked for. Paris, October 20. The French Trades' Union Congress is unanimous m favor of legislating eight hours, or joining m a general strike m all countries. Vienna, October 20. The whole of. the employees on the Vienna tramways—3ooo m number-*— have struck for increased wages. Brussels, October 19. Three thousand colliers at Charleroi have struck for an increase of wages. Sydney, October 20. The distress amongst families of the strikers at Bulli is so severe that subscriptions are being solicited for their relief. The Secretary of the Shearers' Union m the course of a spsech said Unionism was not now a question of wages or hours, but aspired to the higher idea of co-operation. Though m the present struggle the men might possibly be starved into! going to work again,, the principle of Unionism would not be "killed. The disagreement among the marine [officers hasbesn healed, and all have returned except- the proposer and seconder of the motion in"favorof withdrawal from affiliation with the- Trades and Labor Council. The Association is annoyed at the action of the Melbourne officers m seeking a Conference with the owners. The Marine Engineers have decided not to support the action of Adelaide, which they regard as unwarranted. Melbourne, October 20. Nine employers have discharged their slaughter men, and are filling the vacancies with free labor. The Marine Officers' Conference was a fiasco. The owners asked the deputation "whether they were st'll connected with the Trades Hall, and receiving an answer jn the affirmative declined to proceed further. They intimated, however, they were willing to take on officers as opportunity offered, provided they seceded from the Trades Hall. : • ' „ : . Brisbane, October 20, The local branch of the Marine Officers' Association has unanimously resolved to withdraw the demand for affiliation. f Adelaide, October 20. The local branch of the Marine Engineers' Society has resolved that unless employers grant a Conference with the men within forty-eight hours they will refuse to sail m vessels m which non-Unionists are employed.

Wellington, October 20. Some members of the Typographical Association, dissatisfied with Saturday's decision, have sent a requisition to tha President asking him to summon another, meeting, on the ground of the narrow majority a n 4 thin aktemtanw

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Labor Questions, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2549, 21 October 1890

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Labor Questions Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2549, 21 October 1890

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